Outdoor Play Gift Guide for Tweens

outdoor gift guide for tweens

Here we go. Every year I put together a gift guide for outdoor loving kids. As my girls grow…they just don’t seem to want to stop growing…I am realizing that “outdoor play” for tweens is different then for younger kids. Generally speaking, young kids love being outside. Little ones will spend hours running around outside. […]

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Gingerbread Men Who Don’t Want to be Dunked!

gingerbread men

These little guys were so much fun to make. As we were making gingerbread cookies a couple of weeks ago, we started playing with the little figures we had baked. We were pretending that the gingerbread men were being dunked in a cup of hot chocolate. Now, would a gingerbread person want to be dunked? […]

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20 Twig Christmas Ornaments to Make

twig Christmas ornaments

I love finding my craft supplies in nature. When the girls and I are out for a walk, we are always on the hunt for things to craft with. During the holidays this means finding ways to bring nature into our Christmas crafting and decorating. Every year we make a new twig Christmas ornament, what […]

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Eco Friendly Gifts for Tween Girls

eco friendly gifts for tween girls

This year is our first official tween Christmas. What does a tween Christmas look like? Well, the Christmas wish list has shifted away from toys and moved over to clothing. It was only a matter of time before my daughter started desiring more mature gifts. The pre-teen and early teen years are the years when […]

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Simple Recycled Christmas Cards

recycled christmas cards

Every year we look forward to visiting Santa and by “we” I mean my girls…of course. This year we had the pleasure of visiting Santa at the Upper Canada Mall. There is something magical about walking into a shopping mall during the holiday season…the lights, the music and the decorations. Santa was sitting happily, beneath […]

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Christmas Gifts for Older Kids to Make

gift for older kids to make

The older my daughters get, the more I look forward to seeing what they would like to make as a gift for our extended family. Last year the girls were all about the website BitStrips…as site that lets you make your own comic strips. So, the girls made custom “12 Days of Christmas” comic strips […]

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Cranberry and Clementine Loaf

cranberry and clementine loaf

The second week of December has arrived and so too has the 6th day of our 15 Days of Green Christmas Ideas. So far we have shared an eco-friendly advent calendar, we turned old magazine pages into snowflakes, we made a super fun (and inexpensive) Christmas themed lunch for the kids, we recycled old crayons […]

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Making A Holiday Wreath with Kids

holiday wreath with kids

I love a good wreath. Over the years I have made many different styles of wreaths for our front door. A few years ago I learned how to make my own wreath, from tree boughs and I have been making my own wreath ever since. It really isn’t very difficult to do. In the end […]

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Kid Made Ornament: Harold’s Purple Crayon Candy Canes

kid made ornament

Do you have a designer Christmas tree? You know, like the ones you see in magazines. Those trees look so lovely, but I wonder where are all the kid made ornaments? Our Christmas tree is a true family tree. We have ornaments that my husband and I made as children right along side the ornaments […]

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